Will my ovaries or any reproductive organs other than my uterus be removed?
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Will my ovaries or any reproductive organs other than my uterus be removed?

Your surgeon may recommend removing your ovaries and/or fallopian tubes at the same time as hysterectomy.  The reasons they may suggest this depends on the hysterectomy reason.  Visit our Types of Hysterectomy page to learn more.

  1. When the ovaries are removed, this procedure is called an ooprectomy.
  2. When the fallopian tubes are removed, this procedure is called a salpingectomy.
  3. When the ovaries and the fallopian tubes are removed, this procedure is called a salpingo-oophrectomy.